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20 Watts Newsletter: Week of 9/28
September 27, 2009, 9:38 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

////WEEKLY MIXTAPE […compilation of the week’s hottest jams]
Like what you heard this week? Download our very own playlist of this week’s blog favorites for free!!!

////LISTEN UP […we screen the best releases so you don’t have to]
Port O’Brien — Threadbare
7 Worlds Collide
La Roux — La Roux
Default — Comes and Goes
Antipop Consortium — Fluorescent Black
Ghostface Killah — Ghostdini Wizard Of Poetry In Emerald City

////SCENE AROUND TOWN […shows we hope to see you at]
NYC: 9/28 Fever Ray @ 8 p.m., Webster Hall
NYC: 9/29 Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ 7:30 p.m. Music Hall of Williamsburg
NYC: 9/30 Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band @ 7:30 p.m., Giants Stadium
SYRACUSE: 10/1 They Might Be Giants @ 8 p.m. State Theatre
NYC: 10/1 Jay Reatard @ 11 p.m., le poisson rouge
NYC: 10/1 The Roots @ 10 p.m., Brooklyn Bowl
BUFFALO: 10/2 Streetlight Manifesto @ Club Infinity
BUFFALO: 10/2 Matt & Kim @ 9 p.m., Soundlab
NYC: 10/2 Brazilian Girls, Man Man, The Phenomenal Handclap Bland @ 7 p.m., Governors Island
NYC: 10/2 Andrew W.K. @ 9:30 p.m., Joe’s Pub
NYC: 10/2 Micachu & The Shapes @ 8 p.m., Littlefield
NYC: 10/3 Amazing Baby @ 8 p.m., Bowery Ballroom
HOBOKEN: 10/3 The Antlers @ 10 p.m., Maxwell’s
NYC: 10/4 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Cymbals Eat Guitars @ 6 p.m., Webster Hall
NYC: 10/4 Sufjan Stevens @ 7:30 p.m., Bowery Ballroom
NYC: 10/4 Shwayze, Cisco Adler, Paradiso Girls @ 6 p.m., Highline Ballroom
NYC: 10/4 Maps and Atlases, Princeton @ 7 p.m., Knitting Factory Brooklyn
NYC: 10/4 Blink-182 @ 7 p.m., Madison Square Garden

////IN CASE YOU MISSED IT […the best of last week’s blog]
20 Watts presents The 20.4: Your Essential Guide to Noise Pop
20 Watts reviews Brand New’s Daisy
20 Watts reviews Northbound Traveling Minstrel Jug Band show

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20 Watts Newsletter: Week of 9/21
September 21, 2009, 12:57 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

////WEEKLY MIXTAPE […compilation of the week’s hottest jams]
Like what you heard this week? Download our very own playlist of this week’s blog favorites for free!!!

////COMING SOON […features and exclusives you shouldn’t miss]
The 20 — the 20 essential Noise Pop albums from the Pixies to Wavves.
Feature — an SU student plays the love interest in an Amanda Palmer video? We’ve got the scoop.

////LISTEN UP […we screen the best releases so you don’t have to]
Girls — Album
Islands — Vapours
The Twilight Sad — Forget the Night Ahead
Why? — Eskimo Snow
Volcano Choir — Unmap
Brand New — and one head can never die
Monsters of Folk — Monsters of Folk
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart — Higher Than the Stars
Sean Kingston — Tomorrow
Mika — The Boy Who Knew Too Much

////SCENE AROUND TOWN […shows we hope to see you at]
SYRACUSE: 9/21 Alice Cooper @ 8 p.m., Turning Stone Casiono
NYC: 9/21 The Roots @ 11 p.m., Highline Ballroom
NYC: 9/21 Moby @ 8:30 p.m., The Fillmore New York
NYC: 9/21 The Decemberists @ 7 p.m., The Wellmont Theatre
BUFFALO: 9/22 Matt Nathanson @ 7 p.m., Canisius College
NYC: 9/22 Snow Patrol, Plain White T’s @ 8 p.m., Beacon Theater
NYC: 9/22 Starfucker @ Bruar Falls
NYC: 9/23 Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ 8 p.m., Radio City Music Hall
ITHACA: 9/23 Sufjan Stevens, 8 p.m., Castaways
NYC: 9/24 HEALTH @ 8 p.m., Bowery Ballroom
NYC: 9/24 Japandroids @ 9:30 p.m., Mercury Lounge
NYC: 9/24 Wavves @ 7 p.m., Santos Party House
SYRACUSE: 9/25 A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road @ 9 p.m., The Westcott Theater
NYC: 9/25 Phoenix, Passion Pit @ 6 p.m., Central Park
NYC: 9/25 Julian Plenti @ 8 p.m., Guggenheim Museum
NYC: 9/25 Yo La Tengo, The Black Lips @ 8 p.m., Roseland Ballroom
SYRACUSE: 9/26 Marc Benevento Trio @ 9 p.m., The Westcott Theater

////IN CASE YOU MISSED IT […the best of last week’s blog]
20 Watts previews Juice Jam 2009 Featuring Girl Talk, Jack’s Mannequin, and The Cool Kids
20 Watts’ guide to Christian Hardcore

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20 Watts Newsletter: Week of 9/14
September 14, 2009, 2:26 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

////WEEKLY MIXTAPE […compilation of the week’s hottest jams]
Like what you heard this week? Download our very own playlist of this week’s blog favorites for free!!!

////COMING SOON […features and exclusives you shouldn’t miss]
The 20 — from Joy Division to Blondie, editors choose the 20 most essential New Wave albums.
Juice Jam — exclusive coverage (review, photos, interview, podcast) of Girl Talk, Jack’s Mannequin, the Cool Kids.
RIAA vs. Bloggers — an inside look at the debate between bloggers and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

////LISTEN UP […we screen the best releases so you don’t have to]
Kid Cudi — Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Muse — The Resistance
LCD Soundsystem — Remixes
Q-Tip — High Rollers
Drake — So Far Gone

////SCENE AROUND TOWN […shows we hope to see you at]
NYC: 9/14 Kings of Leon @ 8 p.m., Nassau Coliseum
NYC: 9/14 Fruit Bats @ 7:30 p.m., Music Hall of Williamsburg
NYC: 9/14 OK Go @ 9:30 p.m., The Bell House
BUFFALO: 9/16 Fruit Bats @ 9 p.m., Soundlab
NYC: 9/16 Little Boots @ 8 p.m., Bowery Ballroom
NYC: 9/16 Rodrigo y Gabriela @ 7 p.m., Terminal 5
SYRACUSE: 9/16 Truth & Salvage Co @ 8:30 p.m., The Westcott Theater
NYC: 9/17 The Sounds @ 8 p.m., Roseland Ballroom
BUFFALO: 9/17 Ziggy Marley @ Town Ballroom
SYRACUSE: 9/18 Sirsy @ 8:30 p.m., The Westcott Theater
NYC: 9/18 Of Montreal, Janelle Monae @ 8 p.m., Terminal 5
NYC: 9/18 …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead @ 6 p.m., Webster Hall
SYRACUSE: 9/19 Back to School Jam ft White Picket Fence @ 4:30 p.m., The Westcott Theater
NYC: 9/19 The Decemberists @ 7 p.m., Terminal 5

////IN CASE YOU MISSED IT […the best of last week’s blog]
20 Watts previews Juice Jam 2009 Featuring Girl Talk, Jack’s Mannequin, and The Cool Kids
20 Watts reviews Yo La Tengo’s Popular Songs
20 Watts reviews Polvo’s In Prisms
20 Watts presents The 20.2: Your Essential Guide to New Wave

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20 Watts Newsletter: Week of 9/7
September 7, 2009, 4:14 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

////WEEKLY MIXTAPE […compilation of the week’s hottest jams]
Like what you heard this week? Download our very own playlist of this week’s blog favorites for free!!!

////COMING SOON […features and exclusives you shouldn’t miss]
The 20 — editors choose the 20 most essential New Wave albums
Positive Jam — exclusive coverage of The Hold Steady, Deer Tick, Felice Brothers, and Rural Alberta Advantage
Juice Jam — pump-up preview for Girl Talk, Jack’s Mannequin, Cool Kids

////LISTEN UP […we screen the best releases so you don’t have to]
BLK JKS — After Robots
HEALTH — GET COLOR
Circulatory System — Signal Morning
Sondre Lerche — Hearbeat Radio
Taken By Trees — East of Eden
Yo La Tengo — Popular Songs
Jay-Z — Blueprint 3

////SCENE AROUND TOWN […shows we hope to see you at]
NYC: 9/7 Deer Tick, Jonny Corndawg @ 7 p.m., Rocks Off Concert Cruises
NYC: 9/8 The Roots @ 11 p.m., Highline Ballroom
NYC: 9/8 BLK JKS, Highlife @ 7 p.m., S.O.B.’s
NYC: 9/8 Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Talib Kweli @ Santos Party House
NYC: 9/8 Alice in Chains @ 8 p.m., The Fillmore New York
SYRACUSE: 9/9 The New Deal @ 8 p.m., Westcott Cinema
NYC: 9/9 Les Savy Fav @ 7 p.m., Knitting Factory
NYC: 9/10 Kings of Convenience @ 8 p.m., Bowery Ballroom
NYC: 9/11 Super Furry Animals, Real Estate @ Highline Ballroom
UTICA: 9/11 The Black Crowes @ Saranac Brewery
BUFFALO: 9/11 Polar Bear Club @ The Mohawk Place
NYC: 9/12 The Feelies @ 7 p.m., Bearsville Theater
NYC: 9/12 Mos Def @ 7 p.m., Governors Island
NYC: 9/12 Kings of Leon, Glasvegas @ 7 p.m., Izod Center
NYC: 9/12 All Tomorrow’s Parties @ Kutshers Country Club
SYRACUSE: 9/12 Tonic @ 8 p.m., Turning Stone Casino, Syracuse

////IN CASE YOU MISSED IT […the best of last week’s blog]
20 Watts interviews Nils Edenloff of Rural Alberta Advantage
20 Watts reviews The Apples in Stereo’s #1 Hits Explosion
20 Watts reviews Datarock’s Red

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